Best Places to Go Sledding in the Southwest Suburbs

For cold-loving kids, the first real snowfall in Chicagoland can only mean one thing — sledding! Dig out your snowsuits, dust off your toboggan and head out to the slopes (or steep suburban hills) for some good old-fashioned family fun. We’ve put together a list of all the hottest spots to spend a perfect winter day sledding in the southwest suburbs.

Best Places to Go Sledding in the Southwest Suburbs

When planning your family’s sledding excursion, always consider weather conditions first. Call ahead to make sure hills and parking areas are open.

Chicago Heights Sledding Hills

Indian Hill Woods Forest Preserve
16th Street and Edgewood Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(800) 870-3666
Sledding hill is open daily from 10 a.m. to sunset.

Evergreen Park Sledding Hills

50-Acre Park
91st Street and Rockwell Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(708) 229-3373 or  (708) 229-3374

Frankfort Sledding Hills

Commissioners Park
22108 S. 80th Avenue
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-9400
Weather permitting, the sled hill is open daily until 9:00 pm.

Hickory Hills Sledding Hills

Kasey Meadow Park
8047 W. 91st Place
Hickory Hills, IL
(708) 598-1233
Weather permitting, the sled hill is open daily until 9:00 p.m. Steps are provided for easy access. Metal runner sleds are prohibited.

Hickory Hills Park District 
94th Street and Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
(708) 598-1233

Lockport

Dellwood Park
Route 171 & Woods Drive
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-1183

Orland Park Sledding hills

Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue & Fun Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 403-6290
Free sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing throughout the winter months. There is also a warming shelter and weekly bonfires.

Century Junior High School
10801 West 159th Street
Orland Park, IL

Palos Hills Sledding Hills

Pioneer Woods
107th St., 1/2 mile west of La Grange Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 430-4500

Palos Park

Swallow Cliff Woods North
Calumet Sag Rd/Route 83, west of La Grange Road
Palos Park, IL
(708) 839-5617
Sledding hills are lit and open daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, weather permitting.

Shorewood Sledding Hills

Four Seasons Park
Seil Road, east of the railroad tracks
Shorewood, IL 60435
(815) 741-7710

Shorewood Park
Rt. 59 between Amendodge & Seil Road
Shorewood, IL 60435
(815) 741-7710

Comment below if you’d like to share your local sledding experience or recommend a spot we missed. We’d love to hear from you!

Looking for indoor play options? Check out our great list of indoor play areas in the southwest suburbs!

About the Author

Sara Heiserman
Sara is a small town girl who spent several years as a writer in the big city before heading out to the ‘burbs with her hubby to raise their growing family. Charmed by Lemont’s picturesque landscape and genuine hometown pride, Sara loves that there’s always something fun to do or see nearby with her 5- and 3-year old sons and 1-year old daughter. In warmer months, Sara and her crew enjoy playing on the family farm, splash pad hopping and catching Movies in the Park. In cooler months, she plans lots of play dates to keep everybody sane and indulges her creative spirit, crafting, baking and home decorating.

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